I am working on some new artwork!
I am happy to announce that I am now working on a new printmaking project! It is inspired by my husband! I have finished the plate for my printmaking project. I am very excited to start printmaking again. This is the first plate I have done since college!
Many people are unfamiliar about how printmaking works. It has many steps that could be confusing for some. It is very different from painting. Prints are created from an impression of a plate onto paper, so the artist first must create a plate. In wood relief printing, the artist must carve the image he wants into a wood plate, which is what I have done here. After creating this initial plate, the artist can ink up a plate and place a plate with some paper on top onto a press and roll it through. When the paper is lifted the image will appear. Many people forget this, but when the ink on the plate transfers to the paper the image will be reversed. With my project, I will be using this initial plate as a master plate. It will be the plate I will use to create other plates to add color. Each color has its own plate. So I will be carving out two more plates to create my final image. On each plate, I will carve out the places where I don't want that color to print.